Frederic Malle Superstitious was launched in 2017. Created by Dominique Ropion with notes of jasmine, rose, peach, amber, incense, vetiver and patchouli. Frederic Malle Superstitious was a collaboration with fashion designer Alber Elbaz (formerly of Lanvin).
I had been pretty antsy to get my hands on this. I loved Dries van Noten, it was Malle, but had an otherness to it where you could tell it had influence from elsewhere. With this launch, there is the bottle change-up – black with that eye-looking thing in gold.
Early on, what I was sure of is this would be a Big Girl Perfume and not something for little girls (thanks, March, for that post!) And it is. A floral aldehyde, it reminds me very much of the Lanvin classics with a modern slant. There is a more feral note snuggled underneath the aldehydes. A somewhat dark, smutty rose. It is big, y’all, and I don’t recommend wearing it to the office, but it is perfect for going out and when you want to make a statement. It’s beautiful and a modern classic. Which, of course, means, mainstream will hate it.
Speaking of mainstream, I also tried the new Guerlain Mon Guerlain. Listen, there is nothing wrong with it, but we have smelled this same thing from Guerlain in about ten different iterations. It’s pretty, a little gourmand, little sweet, inoffensive, mainstream. I don’t hate it, you really can’t hate it, but I wish they’d swing for the fences. I loved Ne m’Oubliez Paz because it was all of those things with a smutty base that made my toes curl. Do that, Guerlain, more often.
Winners of the Huitieme Aqaysos samples – spring pansy, diana and Jeanne. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.
So giving away three samples of Frederic Malle Superstitious. Just drop a comment to be entered. Big girl perfume lover or just hand over the Mon Guerlain?